A Raven-Hued Lecture-Performance with a Last Meal
Forms of execution drawn from all over the world, the job description of the executioner in the past and today, the diversity of instruments with which death can be inflicted: Finnish theatre maker Juha Valkeapää explores all of these issues with meticulousness, dedication and, yes, even humour. Like an open-hearted magician, he demonstrates tricks and techniques, like a researcher, he presents documents and statistics, and brings to life convicts and generations of executioners before our very eyes. Valkeapää mixes songs and jokes into the murderous facts with a light touch, and casts a personal gaze onto the death sentence and its various historical and cultural variants.
Text . Direction . Performance Juha Valkeapää Artistic Advice Kaja Kann . Kimmo Modig . Eero Grundström Artisans Merike Lond . Sanna Bollström . Sam-Sam English Radio Voice David Mawby With Music by Bruce Springsteen . Elvis Costello . Lorne Clarke . Christoph Willibald Gluck Production Juha Valkeapää Co-Production Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival . SAMARA
Staatstheater Haus Drei
ConcessionsAdvance booking 9 Euro . Evening box office 10 Euro
Introduction15.06. 18:30 . Foyer Haus Drei
Duration2h20 . no interval
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